SOURCE: XO Communications

April 21, 2008 10:00 ET

Concentric® Adds Microsoft® SQL Server to Windows Hosting Platform

SMBs Increase Productivity With Scalable and Secure Data Management and Analysis Solution

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Concentric® today announced general availability of Microsoft® SQL (MS-SQL) Server for the Concentric Windows hosting platform. MS-SQL Server is the next-generation data management and analysis solution from Microsoft that delivers increased scalability, security and availability for enterprise data. MS-SQL Server makes it easier for organizations to create, deploy and manage analytical applications.

MS-SQL Server is a complete database platform providing enterprise-class data management that enables customers to build secure, highly available and sophisticated ASP.NET web applications. MS-SQL Server enables developers to be more productive and deliver new applications more quickly.

"We want to provide the best services to our customers that can improve and increase their business productivity," said Barbara Branaman, president of Concentric, an email provider for over 10 years. "With the addition of Microsoft's SQL Server included in our Windows website hosting plans, we continue to offer our customers elite and affordable services that will enable them to meet or even surpass their company goals. We are dedicated to our customers and with providing them with services, support and opportunities to grow."

The addition of Microsoft's premium database completes Concentric's Windows .NET hosting platform capabilities, greatly expanding the variety of applications available for use including leading applications like Community Server and Various ASP.NET starter kits. Due to security reasons, Concentric does not currently support direct access to the MS SQL Server but instead offers fully functional secure Web-based administrative tools to assist in the development and creation process.

Concentric Windows Pro and Enterprise Plans (WinProfessional and WinEnterprise) include the MS-SQL Server 2005. Users benefit from e-commerce and web applications to build state-of-the-art web sites and incorporate popular business applications.

Existing customers can find information on MS-SQL Server under the database menu. Concentric customers who want to migrate from MS Access to MS-SQL Server should visit the MS-SQL FAQs to find information on the process.

Pricing and Availability

MS-SQL Server 2005 is now available through Concentric's WinProfessional and WinEnterprise hosting plans. Customers using the WinProfessional hosted plan receive up to two database instances and 100MB of total data storage, while the WinEnterprise customers receive up to four database instances and up to 200MB of total data storage. Additional storage is available to customers for an add-on fee. For further information, call (866) 500-9696, email or go to

About Concentric

Concentric provides hosted services and software as a service to businesses and organizations including website hosting, enterprise-class domain management, email hosting and anti spam and anti virus protection email solutions. Concentric delivers superior performance, reliability, and security and is the only web hosting service to hold a patent for its Clustered Hosting architecture. Concentric accounts are backed by a three month Satisfaction Guarantee, 24x7 customer support, and a 99.9% SLA. Concentric is a business unit of XO Communications. For more information, visit or call (866) 500-9696.

About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading provider of 21st century communications services for businesses and communications services providers, including 50 percent of the Fortune 500 and leading cable companies, carriers, content providers, and mobile operators. Utilizing its unique and powerful nationwide IP network and extensive local metro networks and broadband wireless facilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services in 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. For more information on Microsoft and SQL Server please visit

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Donna Michaels
    Loughlin Michaels Group
    Email Contact
    (408) 393-5575